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From Junkyard to Joules

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D


Image by PiccoloNamek [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Inspired by the Baghdad Battery, a research team at Vanderbilt University have devised a novel method transforming common junkyard metals and household chemicals into batteries. Continue reading “From Junkyard to Joules” »

When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications


Image by Gabriel Peyré via Gitbooks

Engineering is about approximation – knowing what phenomena you can and cannot ignore to sufficiently model your problem. For additive manufacturing, it appears the approximation of triangles have lost their usefulness. Continue reading “When “Good Enough” is No Longer Enough” »

If at First You Don’t Succeed…

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications


By Chris New via GE Reports

… buy, buy again. With its acquisition bid for SLM Solutions falling through, GE sets its sights on Concept Laser Gmbh. Continue reading “If at First You Don’t Succeed…” »

Additive and Robotics – Better Together

Posted on October 26th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications


By Stratasys Ltd. via

The best manufacturing step is the one you don’t have to do. Combining additive manufacturing with robotic positioning eliminates the need for temporary support structures and their requisite downstream removal steps. Continue reading “Additive and Robotics – Better Together” »

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